Mathematics Higher Level
Due to the diverse needs, interests and abilities of the students, the College San Fernando offers three different courses in mathematics:
- Mathematics NS.
- Mathematics NM.
- Mathematical Studies NM.
These courses are designed for different groups of students: those who want to study mathematics in depth as a discipline in itself or for their interest in related subjects; those who wish to acquire a certain degree of understanding and knowledge that will help them in the study of other subjects; and those who are not yet aware of the relationship that mathematics can have with their studies and with everyday life. Each course is designed to meet the needs of a specific group of students. Therefore, students should consult with the School Management to choose the most suitable course for them, taking also into account their university future.
To make this decision, we advise each student to take into account the following factors:
- The mathematical skills he has and the area of mathematics where he can get better results.
- Your personal interest in mathematics and the areas of the subject that may be more interesting.
- The other subjects you choose in the Diploma Program.
- Your academic plans for the future, specifically, the subjects you wish to study.
- The profession you want to play in the future.
Mathematics Higher level: description of the course
This course focuses on the development of important mathematical concepts in a comprehensible, coherent and rigorous way. This is achieved through a carefully balanced approach. It is intended that students apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems drawn from a variety of contexts. In the development of the topics, the justification and the demonstration of the results must be given importance. Students who choose this course will develop their understanding of mathematical forms and structures and have to be able to appreciate the relationships between concepts belonging to different topics. They should also be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to continue their mathematical training in other areas of learning.
The component of internal evaluation, exploration, offers students a framework for the development of their mathematical learning independently. Students are encouraged to take a reflective approach to various mathematical activities and to explore different mathematical ideas. Exploration also allows students to work without the time constraints of written exams and to develop skills to expose mathematical ideas.
This is a very demanding course, where students must study a wide variety of mathematical topics through different approaches and with different levels of depth.